Groningen Airport Eelde (IATA: GRQ, ICAO: EHGG) is a civilian airport near Eelde, a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe and is 4.8 NM (8.9 km; 5.5 mi) south of Groningen.
Though there is a single scheduled passenger service to Groningen, the airport is mostly used for charter flights to holiday destinations in Greece, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. In 2005, the airport handled 163 000 passengers. The airport is also the homebase of the KLM Flight Academy.
Groningen Airport Eelde has developed itself in several directions, aiming to serve the general consumer, tourists, and businesses. For the average traveller, we offer regularly scheduled flight services and charter flights. Most charter flights have tourist destinations abroad. There is a wide selection of flights (over 20) to sunny southern locations. Our airport also offers special charter flights for businessmen to take them quickly and comfortably to their destinations. There is also the possibility to charter site-seeing flights for promotional purposes. Those who are interested can schedule an aerial tour over North Netherlands to see their city or province from another perspective. Groningen Airport Eelde is also offers its airfield for emergency medical flights and for the trauma helicopter of the UMCG University Hospital. The Dutch military and the Search and Rescue service also make use of our facilities.
Eelde is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Tynaarlo, and lies about 9 km south of Groningen. Groningen Airport Eelde is located near the village.
Eelde was a separate municipality until 1998, when it was merged with Vries and Zuidlaren.
The statistical area "Eelde", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 7110.
Groningen Airport Eelde
Tel: +31 (0)50 309 7070
Fax: +31 (0)50 309 7009
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